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Prospective new tenant found body

A inquest has heard a woman looking at a new flat stumbled across the body of a Wiltshire father when being shown around her potential new home.

The bodies of 36 year old Graham Anderson and his sons Jack, aged 11, and Bryn, aged three years were discovered at the ground floor apartment in Tidworth on 1 September last year.

Bryn and Jack Anderson

The Coroner sitting in Salisbury heard that Anderson had been due to be evicted the day before all the bodies were found.

He had failed to keep up his rent payments and was supposed to have left on August 31.

His landlady, Denise Evans, told the inquest she had previously called social services with her concerns after serving Anderson with his eviction notice.

Neighbour hears thuds and screams

At the inquest into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire last September has heard from their neighbour.

Sarah Dodman lived in the flat next door to Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and three year old Bryn in Tidworth.

Ms Dodman told the inquest she was awoken by a loud thud on the other side of the wall.

I heard the older brother screaming. The little boy began screaming also.

I heard little bangs on the wall as if the older boy was flailing about.

My stomach clenched and I thought that's not right.

The older boy started screaming louder, screaming 'what are you doing to me, what are you doing to me?'

I heard a lower voice which I thought was the father. I thought he was calming him down.

The entire time the little boy was just screaming, screaming, screaming.

– Sarah Dodman, neighbour


Father was 'devoted' to his sons

A social worker has been giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and Bryn who was three.

The boys and their father were found dead at a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Their social worker, Jaz Bains, told the inquest that the boys' mother, Victoria Jones, was binge drinking and engaged in relationships that were not 'child-centred'.

Ms Jones was separated from the boy's father at the time.

He was totally devoted to the children.

He didn't want to step back from having responsibility to be their carer.

– Social worker Jaz Bains

Inquest resumes into deaths of father and his young sons

11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found with their father in September last year Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has resumed today into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father - Graham Anderson - in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Wiltshire Police said the deaths were being treated as suspicious but they were not looking for anyone else.

The inquest is expected to last three days.

Royal Horse Artillery return home from Helmand

A previous parade by 1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery at Tidworth Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Soldiers from 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery will return to their base at Tidworth in Wiltshire today, after serving in Afghanistan. They were part of Task Force Helmand during a critial phase of the Campaign in Afghanistan.

Nearly seventy members of the regiment will be welcomed home by family, friends and colleagues.

Police in Wiltshire seek man who approached girls

Police in Tidworth are warning of a man who approached two teenage girls yesterday afternoon.

The two girls, aged 13 and 14, were walking along St Andrews Road when a man driving a silver car pulled up to them.

After inviting them into his car, the man drove off when he saw the mother of one of the girls walking over.

The man is described as dark skinned with black hair and was wearing dark trousers and a grey shirt at the time.


Reservist proposals revealed at Tidworth

Reservist proposals revealed at Tidworth Credit: ITV News West Country

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will publish a White Paper today looking at the future of the army's reserve force.

It will look at how to re-structure reservists so as to better intergrate them with regular soldiers. The proposals will be revealed at Tidworth Camp later this afternoon.

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